NJ Motor Vehicle Commissioner Picked for Department of Defense Job as Biden adds LBGTQ Diversity

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TRENTON, NJ – The head of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Sue Fulton is leaving the embattled agency for greener pastures. Fulton has been tapped by President Joe Biden to become the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

Fulton has overseen one of New Jersey’s MVC’s darkest times after outdated computer software and COVID-19 problems plagued the agency for the past year causing delays and outages of service that lasted for weeks and even months.

Today, seven of the state’s MVC centers remain closed.

Fulton is one of two gay and trans appointments Biden made this week to the Department of Defense. The other is Shawn Skelly, a transgender who was nominated by Biden to become the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Readiness and Force Management. 


“President Biden has made a tremendous choice in his nomination of Sue Fulton to serve our nation as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. Our nation needs leaders who understand our global challenges and have the skills to empower and inspire our men and women in uniform,” said New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy. “Sue has been a trailblazer since her days as part of the first West Point class to include women and, as a member of my Cabinet, I have relied upon her clear, calm, and flexible approach to serving the needs of millions of New Jerseyans during one of the most challenging times in memory. I know she will be the capable partner President Biden needs working alongside Secretary Austin at the Pentagon.”

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